Require user authentication
If you’re using Mage version 0.8.4 or greater, than you can optionally turn on user authentication.
Set the following environment variable name and value:
Set access token expiration time
You can set the
MAGE_ACCESS_TOKEN_EXPIRY_TIME environment variable to customize the expiration time
of a Mage access token. The value should be the length of time in seconds.
Defaults to 2592000 which is 30 days.
Running Mage in Docker
If you’re running Mage using Docker, you can run Mage and set the environment variable
docker run command. Follow these instructions
to learn how.
Set the environment variable using
docker run -it -p 6789:6789 \
-v $(pwd):/home/src \
-e REQUIRE_USER_AUTHENTICATION=1 \
mageai/mageai /app/run_app.sh mage start demo_project
Running Mage without Docker
If you installed Mage using
poetry, etc. and are running it using the
command, then you need to set the environment variable on your workstation.
Run the following command to set environment variables:
Read Microsoft’s instructions on how to do this.
Default owner user
When Mage starts, if there is no existing owner user, then a new user will be created with owner permissions (e.g. all permissions).
The owner user can create, edit, and delete other users.
Here are the default credentials for the owner user to sign in with:
Sign in page
Before using Mage, users will have to sign in at
/sign-in. If you go to a page that requires
authentication and you’re not signed in, you’ll be redirected to the sign in page.
User management page
If you’re signed in as the owner user, you’ll have access to the user management page at
On this page, you can:
- Add new users
- Edit existing users
- Reset user passwords
- Delete users
Roles and permissions
|Can do everything a viewer can, create, update, and delete.
|Can do everything a viewer can, an editor can, and manage users who are viewers/editors (update usernames, emails, passwords, and make viewers editors or vice versa.
|In addition to what admins can do, add and delete users. Manage all users, including admins/owners. Make other users any role, including admins/owners.
If you want to enable LDAP authentication mode, Set the following environment variable name and value:
In this case, you will also need to configure the following variables:
|The username of the owner user created on first run
|The host of the LDAP server
bind_dn for the LDAP account that will be used to perform search operations
|The password for the LDAP account that will be used to perform search operations
|The base DN of the server
|The authentication filter to use in template format using the variable
|The authorization filter to use in template format using the variable
|Name of user attribute to use to determine a user’s LDAP group.
|Mapping of user LDAP group to Mage roles. Must be in JSON string format.
|Default access for a new user authenticated through LDAP (default user will have no role)
Make sure to adjust the values of the variables to match your LDAP configuration.
When LDAP authentication is enabled, users will need to provide their LDAP credentials to log in to the system. Once authenticated, Mage will use the authorization filter to determine the user’s permissions based on their LDAP group membership.
If you require user authentication by turning it on via the environment variable mentioned above, then each API request the front-end client makes to the backend server will include an API key and an OAuth2 token.
The API key and OAuth2 token is used to authenticate the incoming request. If the requester
doesn’t have the proper permissions, the backend server will respond with a
4XX error code.
If a page loads and no data is visible, it could either mean there is no data or the user doesn’t have the proper permissions.
If there is no visible error message on the page, you can view the browser’s network tab and inspect the API request response to view the full error details (we’re working on showing better errors and making it easier to display them).
|Expired OAuth token.
|Invalid OAuth token.
|Record is invalid.
|Invalid API key.
|Record not found.
|API resource error.